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Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois
Domaine de la Mordoree
France - Rhone Valley - Lirac AOC   

La Reine des Bois - "Queen of the Woods" - represents premium quality for Domaine de la Mordoree.

Gold with green hints. Aromas of white and yellow fruits - peach, apricot, pear, citrus fruits, verbena, acacia. The palate is round, fruity, complex and elegant, with a long finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Lirac AOC
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
35% Grenache, 25% Clairette, 10% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 5% Picpoul (2018)
Age of vines
40 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
galet roules' (large round pebbles) on a mix of sand and red clay.
Vinification
Skin maceration, direct press and temperature control. 10% fermented in used casks; 90% in stainless steel. Hand harvested & estate bottled.
Pairings

Pairs well with appetizers, fish, seafood, Comté cheese.

Reviews and News

2018 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

2018 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

wa"The oak in the 2018 Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois has been pared back to only 10% (used barrels), allowing more melon fruit to show through than in the past. A blend of 35% Grenache, 25% Clairette, 15% Roussanne, 10% each Marsanne and Viognier and 5% Picpoul, it's full-bodied, round and honeyed. Soft and approachable, it should be consumed over the next year or two. Tasted twice (once blind), with one sample lacking fruit and length (sub-threshold TCA?).- Joe Czerwinski”
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October  2019), 91 pts

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2018 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 89 PTS - JD

2018 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Light gold-colored, the 2018 Lirac La Reine Des Bois Blanc offers classy notes of apple blossom, mulled pears, and honeysuckle. It's clean and medium-bodied, with good depth of fruit, integrated acidity, and a clean finish. It's not one of the stronger releases here, but it’s still a solid effort.”
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 89 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WA

2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"Honeyed pineapple marks the nose of the 2016 Lirac La Reine des Bois Blanc. This rich, tropical fruit-laden wine somehow manages to maintain a sense of balance despite the almost overwhelming sensory overload, finishing long and dry. - Joe Czerwinski”
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 31st 2017), 92 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WA

2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"I continue to be impressed by this cuvée and the 2015 Lirac Cuvee de La Reine des Bois Blanc is another beautiful wine. Offering terrific notes of stone fruits, citrus blossom and a hint of freshly peeled apples, it has medium to full-bodied richness, integrated acidity and a great finish. This puppy has the freshness and purity to stand on its own, as well as the richness and depth to shine on the dinner table. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #227, October 28th 2016), 92 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Bright, green-tinged straw. Fresh melon and nectarine scents are enlivened by suggestions of honey, chamomile and candied orange. Fleshy, expansive and dry, offering juicy pit fruit and melon flavors and a subtle touch of succulent herbs. Smoothly combines heft and vivacity and finishes long, seamless and floral, displaying a lingering hint of poached pear. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2016), 90 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"A smokin’ white, the 2014 Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois Blanc sports a light gold color to go with tons of citrus blossom, crushed rock, hints of peach, and more brioche and nuttiness (even though this was raised all in stainless steel) developing on the finish. It has terrific freshness, good overall richness and an impeccably balanced feel, all of which will allow it to drink nicely for 2-4 years. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #223, March 2016), 91 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 90 PTS - WS

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"This lively white shows enticing yellow apple, melon rind and white peach flavors, liberally laced with honeysuckle and quinine notes. Energetic finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made. - JM"

- Wine Spectator (October 31st 2015), 90 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Pale yellow. Lively aromas of green apple, lemon zest and jasmine, backed by a subtle mineral note. Dry and racy on entry, offering bitter pear skin and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of anise. Closes on a spicy note, showing good length and a lingering ginger quality. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2016), 89 pts

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2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 90 PTS - WE

2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"It’s basically one-third each Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Viognier, but the Viognier speaks loudest in the finished wine. Apricot and peppery-gingery spice notes mark the nose, while the texture is bolstered by Viognier’s phenolic content without becoming bitter. Drink now through 2015. — J.C."

- Wine Enthusiast (February 2015), 90 pts

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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WA

2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 92 Pts"A rich, serious and classy effort, the 2012 Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois is a blend of 30% Grenache Blanc and then equal parts Clairette, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Picpoul. It offers knockout white peach, buttered citrus, lime peel and edgy minerality to go with a gorgeously textured, rich, yet brilliantly focused profile on the palate. Mixing richness and freshness perfectly, it is well worth the effort to track down and should drink nicely for 2-3 years, possibly longer. Drink now-2017.- JD"

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013), 92 pts

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In 1986, brothers Christophe and Fabrice Delorme, along with their father Francis, decided to dedicate themselves to their passion for wine. They bought an estate in Tavel with the goal ...
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